Indian cricket team has been on a roll, winning the first T20I against Australia at Ranchi by 9 wickets. This was India’s seventh consecutive win against Australia in T20Is. This is India’s biggest winning streak against any side in this format. Only Pakistan have won more consecutive T20Is against any particular nation. They won nine consecutive games against Zimbabwe.
During the first T20I, 6 Australian batsmen were bowled, equalling the record of most bowled dismissals in an innings in this format. Only Glenn Maxwell avoided being bowled. However, he was snapped by Y Chahal, for the fourth time in the series, making the Australian his bunny. In recent times, India have always been on top of opposition batsmen. Cricwizz takes a look at recent bunnies of Indian bowlers across all formats.
Glenn Maxwell vs YS Chahal: The Australian batsman has succumbed to the leg-spin of YS Chahal four times in four innings in this series. He has been unable to read Chahal’s bowling at all. In fact, he has been rather fooled by Chahal in stepping out and getting himself stumped. Maxwell was even dropped for the last two ODI thanks to his poor show and continuous dismissals against Chahal.
David Warner/R Ashwin: In the ongoing India vs Australia Test at Bengaluru, David Warner was bowled by R Ashwin for 33 in the first innings. This is the eight time Warner has fallen to Ashwin, the most the Australian has been dismissed by any bowler. Hence, Warner is Ashwin’s bunny. Also, Ashwin has dismissed Warner eight times in 12 Tests, the most he has dismissed any batsman in Test cricket.
Luke Ronchi/ Ravindra Jadeja: During the India vs New Zealand Test series in 2016, Indian spinners had an invincible hold over the Kiwis. Ravindra Jadeja was quite successful against the Kiwi batsmen. He had a special liking for Luke Ronchi’s wicket. He dismissed him four times out of four in the two Tests. Jadeja was extremely successful in the Test series against New Zealand, not only troubling Ronchi, but also other Kiwi batsmen as well.
Alastair Cook/ Ravindra Jadeja: Alastair Cook has had a rare failure in India in a Test series. Apart from one century and one fifty, he has nothing much to show in 10 innings in the recently-concluded Test series against India. Cook scored 369 runs @36.90 in 10 innings in the series. His failure has much to do with his weakness against left-arm spin bowling. Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Cook a record 6 times in 10 innings in the series. Cook averaged just 12.50 against Jadeja. No other bowler has dismissed Cook so many times in a single series.